Augustine Paredes is a Filipino artist and photographer based in Dubai. Augustine’s lyrical, contemporary, and sensuous visual narratives are derived from his many-storied travels, South East Asian consciousness, and queer gaze. He is an alumna of Campus Art Dubai and International Summer School of Photography, and has been nominated for World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. He has been exhibited in the Philippines, Malaysia, Latvia, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates. 

He recently self-published and sold out his first artist book, Conversations at the end of the universe.

As a co-founder of Sa Tahanan Collective, he aims to help and create a platform for Filipino art and creatives through exhibitions, art sales, and collaborations.

As a commercial photographer, he is represented by Dubai-based studio, Seeing Things and has worked with brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Puma, Adidas, Nike, and are featured in publications such as New York Times, Vogue, GQ, Elle, Der Grief, Canvas Magazine, Cosmopolitan Philippines, and MEGA Man Magazine.

For press and features, find a list below.

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I'm available for local projects as well as potential employment opportunities. Use the form to inquire about rates and availability, or just to say hi.

+971 50 502 7064



Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
Ateneo de Davao University
2010 — 2014


International Summer School of Photography 2019
Zalenieki, Latvia

Campus Art Dubai 7.0
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Red Pill: Uncharted Territories of Personal Narrative Liberation
with Tanya Habjouqa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Campus Art Dubai 6.0
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Mystery Workshop
with Maggie Steber
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Photo Editing Training
Stockholm, Sweden

Media Training
Management Development
Institute of Singapore


Conversations at the end of the universe (2020, 100 Editions)

Cooking Adobo In The Hea(r)t of Dubai
(2019, 20 Editions)


Seeing Things Photographic Studio (UAE)
2019 - Present

Coffee Communications (UAE)
Art Director
2017 - 2019

The Huntr
Contributing Writer, Photographer
2017 - 2019

Hyku D Photography (UAE)
Photographer / Videographer, 2016 - 2017

Art Personas Inc. (PH)
Art Director, 2016

Photowall (SE)
Photo Editor, 2015 - 2016

LIEU Magazine (PH)
Creative Director, 2013 - 2016


Common Threads: Year of Tolerance
Dubai International Airport, UAE

Long Night Stands With Lonely, Lonely Boys
OBSCURA Festival of Photography
Penang, Malaysia 2019

Long Night Stands With Lonely, Lonely Boys
This Is Important Group Show at ISSP
Zalenieki, Latvia 2019

Record Record: Long Night Stands With Lonely, Lonely Boys
Tarzeer Pictures
Manila, 2019

Cooking Adobo in the Heart of Dubai
Art Dubai 2019
Dubai, 2019

No Place Like Home
Gulf Photo Plus
Dubai, 2018

Sic Art Exhibit
Metis Cafe, Dubai 2018

PhotoMa Exhibit
Manila, 2017

Castlemaine State Festival
Australia, 2017

How Strangers Meet
Photography Exhibit,
Manila, 2016

Open Wall, Open Studio: Art Fair PH Beyond the Link
Thousandfold Gallery
Manila 2016

Art Dubai,
UAE 2015

FotoSemana Manila,
Thousandfold Gallery
Manila 2015

98B Collaboratory
Manila 2015

We Are Water
Photography Exhibit,
Davao City 2015

Edge of Seventeen
Photography Exhibit,
Davao City 2012